Chandra LeGue, author of the new book "Oregon's Ancient Forests: A Hiking Guide" will hold a book signing from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Roseburg Public Library, 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg.

LeGue will discuss the fundamentals of Oregon's forests, from coastal forests of giant Douglas firs to high desert groves of massive Ponderosa pines to the mixed conifer forests surrounding the Cascades. She will discuss what makes an ancient forest, what types exist in Oregon, where they are, who manages them, why so few still survive and what threats they continue to face.

She will also discuss hikes featured in the new book, which is published by Mountaineers Books and Oregon Wild.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the talk will start at 6:30 p.m., followed by a question and answer session and book signing. The event is sponsored by Umpqua Watersheds' Wilderness Committee.

Information: 541-672-7065 or umpquawatersheds.org

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Carisa Cegavske is the senior reporter for The News-Review. She can be reached at ccegavske@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4213. Follow her on Twitter @carisa_cegavske

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